Saturday, October 29, 2016

Stacking The Shelves, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged, Coloring Book Updates, On Hiatus

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews and Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe Blog.

Note: I'm away from October 27-November 3. 2016 because I'm in Los Angeles for my brothers wedding. So of course by the time you are reading this I'm there. I scheduled this post in advance. So this might not have every thing, but this is what I got up till October 26, 2016. 
I have scheduled some reviews to be re-posted on the blog next week while I'm away, since I'm in L.A. I hope you enjoy them.


E-Books Gotten

Adult Coloring Books Gotten

Anime Doodle Girls Coloring Book Update

Coloring DC: Supergirl Coloring Book

Come Home to Color Coloring Book Update:

Daydreams Coloring Book Update

Game of Thrones Coloring Book Update

Imagimorphia Coloring Book Update:

Summer Nights Coloring Book

Thursday, October 27, 2016

YA Book Review: Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry

Title: Walk The Edge
Author: Katie McGarrry 
Series: Thunder Road #2
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pub Date: March 29, 2016
Pages: 384
My Copy: Courtesy of NetGalley and Harlequin Teen

Book Summary:

One moment of recklessness will change their worlds.

Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life. 

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules. 

And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here. 

Book Review:

A totally wonderful romance between two people who feel like they don’t fit in anywhere in their town or in their homes. Razor and Breanna seem like total opposites in every way possible, but things happen that change everything for the two of them.

Razor aka Thomas feels like an outsider in the town and even in the Reign of Terror motorcycle club that his father and some of this friends belong to. The Reign of Terror is like a family, but Razor aka Thomas has never really felt like he fit in. There are so many issues between him and his father. Thomas has always been affected by his mothers death. There are a lot of things that have been kept by the club and he doesn’t understand why this has happened.

Breanna feels like her parents don’t understand her or care about what she needs. She feels like they always favor her other siblings and make her do the work that they should be doing. Breanna feels like she is suffocating in Snowflake. Breanna is really smart and her brain at times works very differently than her siblings or other peoples. Her parents don’t want to send her to the private school that she really wants to go to. They act like they can’t spare it and don’t even really listen to her at times. Its like they see what they want to see and that’s frustrating for her to live with.

Breanna and Razor first meet because she needs some protection not realizing that their lives are going to become so entwined with one another. Things happen that neither of them expect. So much of what Breanna knows and does help Thomas in ways that he never expects. Yet as the book progresses they start to fall for one another, and that has consequences for both of them that neither of them can imagine.

Breanna gets blackmailed by a guy named Kyle who is desperate to get out of Snowflake and he takes a photo of Breanna and Razor in what looks like a very comprising position. This photo if it goes live on the internet has the potential to damage her reputation and much more. People dislike the Reign of Terror, but half the time the stories are not true. Gossip really rules this town.

I totally found that this book takes some interesting twists and the threats have happened to other people in town. We learn some things about how this group operates according to Violet as she was blackmailed, then a picture went live, and she lost a scholarship that she needed. Violet is a very important character because she helps both Breanna and Razor realize that things are not always what they seem and not to listen to gossip and rumors.

This book had so many great moments. We learn that the club was trying to protect Razor from the real truth. Their arch rivals the Riot were the ones who killed his mother. His mother was his world. We learn through the codes that were left behind. The romance was solidly built and these two people were ones that you start to see they care about one another. Things transpire that make things go wild and it happens in  such a way you really understand all the characters motivations. I really found myself loving the way things turned out.

A very happy ending that I didn’t expect, but it felt real to me and wasn’t your cookie cutter one either. 


4.5 Hearts

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Book Review: To Kiss a Thief by Susanna Craig

Title: To Kiss A Thief
Author: Susanna Craig
Series: Runaway Desires #1
Genre: Historical Romance 
Publisher: Lyrical Press 
Pub Date: August 16, 2016
Pages: 264
My Copy: Courtesy of NetGalley and Lyrical Press

Book Summary:

Can a marriage made for money blossom into something more?

Sarah Sutliffe, Lady Fairfax, dreams of love—until she overhears her new husband proclaim his heart will never be hers. Devastated, she offers no defense when a sapphire necklace disappears during a ball and she is accused of its theft. Instead, she runs away from the scandal…and the heartbreak.

St. John, Viscount Fairfax, has sworn never to love again. How could a mousy merchant’s daughter tempt him to break that vow? Three years after Sarah vanished, St. John uncovers her hiding place. Now, he’s out to prove she’s a thief before she steals his heart. 

Book Review:

A really interesting take on what it means to make a mistake and then having to own up to that mistake. Sarah and St. John Fairfax definitely have an interesting start to their marriage. Totally found myself liking the way things fell apart and then had to be rebuilt.

When we start the book, we are at a party and then there’s this matter that Sarah over hears her husband with a woman, who we later learn is Eliza Harrington, someone who has her own desires. Then Sarah runs into a Captain Brice, and she is wearing these jewels, that are a family heirloom and are worth a lot, so when the jewels are not around her neck and the fact that she is caught in a compromising position with Captain Brice, she feels disgraced and is accused of theft. Yet her mother in law secretly arranges for her to disappear and sends Sarah on her way. I had a feeling when I read this that something would happen to Sarah or worse, we would fast forward in time to St. John.

Of course, after this happens, we are fast forwarded to the present, where St. John thinks that his wife is dead, because a body was found, but he believes that, it might not have been his wife. The jewels are the thing that he cares about the most in the beginning. He realizes that his wife is still alive when he goes through his stepmother’s things and finds that she has been living in a small village. 

During the course of the time he spends with Sarah, he realizes that he made a horrible mistake and misjudged her horribly. Plus he learns that Sarah has a daughter, possibly his daughter, Clarissa. Things happen during their time in the village. He starts to realize that Sarah has really become a part of the village and has a really good heart. He finds it hard to believe that this woman could have stolen the necklace. As things happen, he starts to fall in love all over with her again and she as well. Yet there is a level of trust that both of our characters still don’t have for one another. Things happen that make trusting awkward for them and both of them make mistakes and of course, things get even more weird for them when they go back to his family home.

There things happen and we learn that St. John’s father and him never received a penny of her dowry because thanks to Sarah’s father and mother’s cleverness, that there’s a clause in it, that says that they have to live under the same roof, not to mention,  St. John and his father get more money if she has a son. This means their might be hope for this relationship to grow into a love match. Which, gives Sarah and her parens hope for a wonderful future. Sarah is happy to be reunited with her parents. We learn that St. John really does have feelings and is falling for her husband again. Something happens that makes them realize how much they really care. The love making scene was wonderfully done.

Yet, the big reveal comes when we learn that the necklace gets found, and realizes that it’s nothing but a copy. We learn what involvement that St. John’s stepmother, Eliza, Brice all played in this necklace being copied and framing Sarah for the theft of the necklace. It really was good twist and you understood why it happened, how it happened and everyones motivations in their plot to do this. Of course, Sarah’s redemption was awesome. You felt a lot of sympathy for Eliza, and understood why St. John’s stepmother took the actions she felt necessary. 

I really loved that there was a happy ending for this couple. 


4.5 Hearts

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Brunch: Netflix Edition: Marvels Luke Cage

NetFlix: Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 Review

Okay, I totally loved this series from start to finish. Netflix has done another great job of bring another Marvel Hero to life. I totally thought that the actors did a great job of portraying their characters so rich and interesting.

When we start off the series Luke who was in Jessica Jones is now working at a nightclub, and things are happening behind the scenes of the nightclub that will greatly affect his life later on in the series. I thought that this was a great way to bring some new characters and people into Luke's life. I totally love the introduction of Detective Mercedes "Misty" Knight, Cottonmouth, Shades-someone Luke knew at Seagate Prision, Cottonmouth's Cousin who is a Senator played by Alfre Woodard-who is phenomenal in this role.

I think the fact that he is a hard working man, who is just trying to live his life. We also find that he has a second job working for his former father in law, who is called Pops by the neighborhood as someone who sweeps. So we get to meet some of those characters who are regulars at the barber shop. Of course some of the neighborhood teenagers do something one night that sets off a series of events that changes everything for Luke and Pops. These actions lead Luke to come into conflict with Cottonmouth aka Darnell Stokes played by the wonderful actor, whose name I can't spell, sorry...was just so good. I totally loved how he delivered on his small little nuances and how the money stolen leads to so many other conflicts.

Plus we get to see one other character come to Harlem. I like that Harlem takes central place in this series and not Hell's Kitchen. It was a refreshing change to see what other neighborhoods have going on in the Marvel Universe. I mean Luke really starts to make a difference once things change forever for Luke once Pops gets killed and others get killed because of bad choices and then we learn about Diamondback and his connection to Luke.

Diamondback is someone who has been in the background for the first half of the series. You don't get to see him until the midway point. He was mentioned by the other characters. We learn that Diamondback is actually Luke's half-brother. I thought this was very well done, their backstory was one of the highlights for me, as you understand what help defined these two men who happen to have the same father, but because of circumstances you really get to feel for both of these individuals. I also love how Claire and Misty and the rest of Harlem become involve in their feud. 

Also the fact that there's a lot of corruption in the police department and Alfre Woodard's character really do a number and make decisions that affect a lot of people in different ways and the way their actions put Luke and his friends in danger really make this a lot more intense. Plus there is a lot of things that happen right at the end between Luke and Diamondback really make this so much more interesting to see how this is going to affect the upcoming Defenders series. Also not to mention there are a lot of interesting twists and turns that happen. I really like how this series leaves off with someone having some information that could clear Luke.

This series was amazing. I really have enjoyed this first season. I'm hoping that we will get to see a lot more of Luke Cage.  Marvel and Netflix are doing a great job with their series.


4.5 Hearts

Friday, October 21, 2016

Stacking The Shelves: Bought, Borrowed and Bagged, Coloring Book Updates

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews and Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe Blog.

Note: It was a slow week for me. I have been having some issues with my technology this week. Nothing seemed to worked, but did eventually.


Print Books
Bought at the Squishable Coloring Book Launch Party and Open House 

Come Home to Color Coloring Book Update:

Enchanted Kingdom Coloring Book Update:

Imagimorphia Coloring Book Update:

Lost Ocean Coloring Book Update

Magical Jungle Coloring Book Update

The Coloring Book For Grown Ups

Throne of Glass Coloring Book Update

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Frost Blood by Elly Blake

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine where we show what we are waiting for on Wednesday.

                                                          This Week I'm Waiting On 

January 17, 20017
Publisher: Little Brown For Young Readers

Book Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby's powers are unpredictable, and she's not sure she's willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon.

All she wants is revenge, but before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to take part in the king's tournaments that pit fireblood prisoners against frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her and from the icy young man she has come to love.

I really need this book so badly. It sounds like a book that I would enjoy. Plus this  book has a strong female character. I love revenge stories.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Blog Tour: Of Flame and Light Book Review and Promo, Giveaway

Title: Of Flame and Light
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls #7
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Loveswept
Pub Date: October 18,2016
Pages: 350
My Copy: Courtesy of Tasty Book Tours and Loveswept For Honest Review

Book Summary:

Taran Wird holds the unique ability to conjure fire and lightning. She is mated to Gemini, Second in Command to the Squaw Valley Pack of the Lake Tahoe Region, and the sole werewolf to possess the ability to split into two wolves. And although they are mates, Taran's insecurities have driven them apart.  

Devastated by an injury that left her with a zombie-like limb, Taran struggles to regain command over her magic. But when her arm and her power turn against her, lashing out on those she most loves, she knows she can no longer carry this burden alone. Not that she likes the alternative. 

The only way to regain control of her magic is to align and learn from the local coven of witches―the very ones who sought to banish her when she and her three unique sisters first moved to the mystical region. But although Taran is trying, the teachings don't come easy, and the tasks leave her weak and emotionally shattered. 

Yet Taran must learn and learn fast. Time is running out. The fire she once mastered so easily has become her greatest adversary and is now slowly burning her alive . . . 

Book Review:

Taran is definitely a woman who really proves that she is no pushover in this book. I like how Taran is front and center in this book and that this pushes her story forward in a lot of ways. I thought that Taran’s issues were important and how the twists and turns this book took were really good and made me want to see what happens next to everybody else in the universe as well.

Taran hasn’t had an easy time since she got a new limb after the events of book 5 and has had to deal with it. Not to mention her powers and relationship are kind of in a mess. She can’t harness her abilities the correct way. Not to mention her and Gemini have broken up, but yet because of Celia and Shayna, her sisters being married to wolves she definitely is going to run into the wolves, and of course Gemini comes into the house from time to time, which makes it awkward for her and Gemini to talk. Yet something happens that makes Taran really dangerous to everybody around her. So Gemini and the wolves bring her to Vieve, the leader of the coven.

This leads Taran to join the coven and train to be a witch, so that she can master her abilities. Her abilities have almost caused people to get hurt or almost hurt. Not to mention she gets to see a bit of the future or a possible future with Celia and Aric’s son. Yes, they are going to have a boy, but nothing is ever certain. The future can change, but this can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it.

Taran doesn’t like witch training. She definitely is a person who doesn’t follow the rules or someone who is submissive. I always think it’s one of the reasons I like her. Things happen during her training and tests. Everything goes wrong for her and right for her during the book and tests. Also she gets a familiar which is forbidden in the paranormal world. Taran realizes that she has problems. Then there are things going on with Esme who can heal people.

She manages to pass a few tests, but then she has a real big challenge. But before she can do this test, something happens with Mancuso’s dog. This sets Mancuso off big time. I like through out the book how Mancuso and Taran go off on one another. The exchanges between these two women can become very heated at one another. Yet once the dog is killed by Alice, Taran’s zombie or familiar, Mancuso kind of goes nuts. Her powers really go nuts at times. Just thought it was nice to see Mancuso get unhinged.

I also like how Taran in a magical disguise manages to seduce Gemini much to Celia and Aric’s disgust because they don’t realize it’s Taran, but think she is someone else. This was interesting because Taran doesn’t realize that Gemini recognizes her because she is his mate. I thought it was really interesting. Of course things get more complicated between them because when they start to argue, things come out that need to be said and they start to begin to work things out after this. I really found this to be interesting.

Of course, when everything seems to be getting back on track, things go crazy meaning crazy epic battle between an evil witch and what’s left of the Coven that Taran belongs to, along with her sisters try to battle Savana and her minons, creatures and all other kinds of monsters. It’s a crazy scene, but somehow they manage to overcome the bad witch. Also what was nice was Taran realizes how upset she was and not thinking clearly about Gemini. 

Gemini and Taran really do come clean with one another about what happened that night that tore them apart. It was a really good honest scene that I totally got that needed to happen. Also this means that both Gemini and Taran relationship is back on the mend. A really good installment in this series.


4.5 Hearts

Promo & Giveaway

Taran Wird holds the unique ability to conjure fire and lightening. She is mated to Gemini, Second in Command to the Squaw Valley Pack of the Lake Tahoe Region, and the sole werewolf to possess the ability to split into two wolves. And although they are mates, Taran's insecurities have driven them apart. 

Devastated by an injury that left her with a zombie-like limb, Taran struggles to regain command over her magic. But when her arm and her power turn against her, lashing out on those she most loves, she knows she can no longer carry this burden alone. Not that she likes the alternative.

The only way to regain control of her magic is to align and learn from the local coven of witches―the very ones who sought to banish her when she and her three unique sisters first moved to the mystical region. But although Taran is trying, the teachings don't come easy, and the tasks leave her weak and emotionally shattered.

Yet Taran must learn and learn fast. Time is running out. The fire she once mastered so easily has become her greatest adversary and is now slowly burning her alive . . .

Author Info

Cecy Robson is an award-winning author of magical realms, to-die-for Alpha heroes, and young adult adventure. A double RITA® 2016 finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, and published author of more than fifteen titles, you can typically find her on her laptop or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine. 

Author Links:  Website Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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I hurry forward when I realize I’m just standing there, gaping at them. I don’t think I take more than a few steps when something crunches beneath the sole of my left boot. I think it’s a stick, but the sound seems off, especially since the ground is so moist. I lift my foot only to jump away. “T, you coming?” Shayna calls when I don’t move. “T?” she asks again. I swallow hard, hoping I’m imagining things as they run back to me. “What’s wrong?” Emme asks. Unlike Shayna who’s fired up for all the action about to go down, I can sense the worry in her voice. “Bren . . .” I begin, pointing to the spot near my feet. “Is that a, um, toe?” He cocks his head. “Nah.” Emme places her hand over her heart and sighs. “Oh, good—” “It’s a thumb,” he answers. He sniffs the air. “Right hand, male, and the poor bastard’s been dead a long time.” He looks ahead. “Yeah, this shit’s not good. Call it in, Shayna, but type it. Don’t use voice-to text.” “Why, dude?” Shayna asks, reaching for her phone in her back pocket. “Because I’m not sure how well this bitch can hear, or if she has other things listening for her,” he responds. He motions ahead to a crow. It squawks twice in our direction and flutters away. Shayna lifts her phone to show us the blank screen. “Phone’s dead, kids.” She quickly pockets it and places a handful of toothpicks in her palm. “I wouldn’t bother, Emme,” she adds when Emme reaches for her phone. I doubt any of our phones are working.” “She’s right,” Bren says. He shoves his phone into the backpack Emme is carrying and peels off his white T-shirt. “This keeps getting better and better,” I mutter. Bren strips out of his jeans, leaving only his underwear and shit-kickers on. “Em, stay behind me,” he tells her. “Shayna, you’ve got the rear.” Which leaves me in front of Shayna and the most protected. I’ll be honest, this helpless damsel in distress role does nothing for my morale. I march ahead, forcing myself to snap out of the shock of finding some guy’s thumb, push aside my fear, and tap into my inner diva. I remember a little too late that my inner diva is louder and usually sashays in platform stilettos. I slow my steps, careful not to disturb the creepy things hiding in the bushes. Let me be the first to tell you, woods are bullshit and top of the scales of the scary meter, second only to graveyards. It’s the reason so many horror movies are based here, and why I’m watching out for psychos with machetes lurking behind trees. But given our past experiences, where danger lurks, so do the dark ones. I’ve had my fill of alleyways, construction sites, abandoned structures, but especially these damn eerie woods!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Brunch: Of Flame and Promise by Cecy Robson (Weird Girls #6)

Title: Of Flame and Promise
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls #6
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Loveswept
Pub Date: January 12, 2016
Pages: 181
My Copy: Courtesy of NetGalley and Loveswept

Book Summary:

Cursed by a spell meant to destroy them, Taran Wird and her sisters instead developed unique magical talents. With the power of fire and lightning literally at her fingertips, Taran doesn’t fear much. Demons, vamps, whatever—bring ’em on! Only one thing terrifies her: commitment.

Taran is crazy about her boyfriend, Gemini, a sexy were with the incredible ability to split into two separate wolves. But after watching her sister go through heartbreak with the pack’s Alpha, Taran knows not to count on happily ever after—despite Gemini’s desire to claim her as his mate. Reluctantly, she agrees to meet his very traditional and conservative parents. Taran’s a badass with a mouth to match, and Gemini loves her for it. She’s just not positive these attributes will please Mom and Dad.

Unsurprisingly, every attempt by Taran to bond with Gemini’s folks proves disastrous. But in the end, Taran finds that winning them over means unleashing her powers . . . and proving that this foul-mouthed fire-starter is a force to be reckoned with.

Book Review:

This was a very enjoyable read in this wonderful series. I totally love how we changed Focus from Celia to Taran. Taran Wird is the sister who has her own issues to deal with her own boyfriend/lover Gemini. Taran is definitely one character that you really love from start to finish in this book.

I really like how we the readers get to see Taran grow in this book in a lot of ways. One of the things we have to deal with is Taran’s self esteem issues. Even though she seems like a smart alec, it’s all to cover her weakness. One of the things that I really enjoy is how open she is with Gemini. Gemini is totally wonderful in this book. He is one of the most wonderful boyfriends.

Taran and Gemini have wonderful thoughtful conversations about things that are happening in their lives. He wants to mate with her and of course Taran is really afraid of what that would mean for both of them. It would mean a lot of things that are both positive and negative. Gemini tries to convince Taran that things will not end horribly. Of course there are a lot of other things that are happening. in her life and the surrounding area of Lake Tahoe. Gemini suggests that Taran meets his parents and she agrees to it after a conversation with Celia.

We also get a rehash of some of the things that happened in the last book and got to see it from a different characters point of view which was nice to a certain point, because i felt a little annoyed that I had to go through some of that pain I felt for a certain character. Yet things happen that explain a lot about how these women deal with their pain and other things happening in their life.

I really liked Gemini’s parents a lot in this book. They seemed to be really a lot in love and took things really well. I also like that they bring gifts and are willing to do things with their son and his girlfriend/possible mate. Yet things happen that no one can predict or guess. Everything goes wrong. Taran keeps doing things to make them like her. Of course chaos breaks out with demonic children and of course both  Taran, Gemini, and Gemini’s parents are in danger and once Gemini’s life is in danger, things happen to make Taran realize how much she loves this man and doesn’t want to lose him.

Really love the ending of this book so very much. I thought that this was a good story for this series.


Four Hearts

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Stacking The Shelves, Bought Borrowed and Bagged, Coloring Book Updates

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews and Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe Blog

Note: I am on pininterest now and have started to upload my coloring book pictures up there. By no way am I done. I have just started to upload content there, so please be patient with I think it's another place for me to display my coloring book pictures...


E-Books Bought, 
Note: Most of these were free, but check prices on Amazon, or whatever e-book retailer you prefer to use

Print Books Gotten:

Coloring Book For Grown Ups Update:

Come Home to Color Coloring Book Update

Mermaids, Fairies and Other Whimical Coloring Book Update

The Time Garden Coloring Book Update

Throne of Glass Coloring Book Update
Note: This One Took Me a Long Time to Color